Good day for ‘la derecha’ in Spain

Like many Cubans of my generation, we were born on the island, grew up in the US., and had Spanish grandparents or great-grandparents. This is because Cuba was a Spanish colony until 1898 (Spanish -American War) and the new country was flooded with Iberian immigrants in the first half of the 20th century.  In other words, I grew up with Spanish traditions and have always been interested in what happens in Spain.

Over the weekend, the voters in Spain said “no” to the socialists.  It was a loud rejection as we see in this report from Reuters:   

Spain’s ruling Socialists suffered heavy losses to opposition conservatives in Sunday’s local election, with around 95% of the votes counted, showing their electoral vulnerability ahead of an end-of-year general election.

Only three of the 12 regions holding elections will retain Socialist dominance by very narrow margins, with the rest likely go to the conservative People’s Party, albeit with coalitions or informal support agreements with the far-right Vox party.   

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